National Geographic Explorer

EXPEDITION-LUXURY (148 GUESTS)

Introduction to National Geographic Explorer

National Geographic Explorer was completely redesigned and rebuilt prior to being relaunched in 2008. The ship is equipped with an ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment making it ideal for Antarctic expeditions, and offers a well-appointed interior with vast expanses of glass for an unprecedented connection to the regions explored. The Explorer accommodates guests in 81 spacious outside cabins, most with feature windows and some with balconies. Public areas include a lounge and bar, a spa, fitness centre and sauna, and a choice of dining options that offer regionally inspired cuisine.

The ship is outfitted with the latest equipment for exploration – kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac landing craft, as well as hydrophones, HD cameras, and sophisticated video equipment that allows access to the underwater world.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER DATES AND PRICES

Prices in AU$ – per person twin share (triple share in triple cabins)

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDays Start and EndCAT 1CAT 2CAT 3CAT 4CAT 5CAT 6CAT 7SA (Solo)SB (Solo)Charter Flight
South Georgia and the Falklands25 Oct 2010 Nov 2017Buenos Aires/Santiago$22,870$24,330$25,620$27,350$33,050$38,140$44,230$30,400$32,020$1,200
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 19 Nov 2030 Nov 2012Buenos Aires$18,680$19,990$20,690$22,270$26,890$30,680$34,990$24,990$25,870$1,200
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 9 Dec 2020 Dec 2012Buenos Aires$18,680$19,990$20,690$22,270$26,890$30,680$34,990$24,990$25,870$1,200
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 19 Dec 2030 Dec 2012Buenos Aires$20,170$21,690$22,350$24,000$28,990$33,080$38,430$27,120$27,940$1,200
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 29 Dec 209 Jan 2012Buenos Aires$20,170$21,690$22,350$24,000$28,990$33,080$38,430$27,120$27,940$1,200
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 8 Jan 2119 Jan 2112Buenos Aires$18,680$19,990$20,690$22,270$26,890$30,680$34,990$24,990$25,870$1,200
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 18 Jan 2129 Jan 2112Buenos Aires$18,680$19,990$20,690$22,270$26,890$30,680$34,990$24,990$25,870$1,200
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 28 Jan 218 Feb 2112Buenos Aires$18,680$19,990$20,690$22,270$26,890$30,680$34,990$24,990$25,870$1,200
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent 7 Feb 2118 Feb 2112Buenos Aires$18,680$19,990$20,690$22,270$26,890$30,680$34,990$24,990$25,870$1,200
Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands16 Feb 219 Mar 2122Buenos Aires$31,530$33,740$35,490$37,190$45,870$52,830$61,240$42,170$44,370$1,200
South Georgia and the Falklands9 Mar 2125 Mar 2117Buenos Aires/Santiago$22,870$24,330$25,620$27,350$33,050$38,140$44,230$30,400$32,020$1,200

Note: National Geographic return charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia is an additional AU$1200 per person. This cost includes price includes 1 nights accommodation Buenos Aires (night 1 of the itinerary). If you prefer not to use this charter flight you can meet the ship in Ushuaia on day 2 of the itinerary. Contact us for details.

Voyage price includes bar tab & staff gratuities onboard the National Geographic Explorer as well as kayaking

Prices in AU$ – per person twin share (triple share in triple cabins)

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts/EndsCAT. 1CAT. 2CAT. 3CAT. 4CAT. 5CAT. 6CAT. 7CAT A SoloCAT B SoloCharter Flight
South Georgia and the Falklands24 Oct 199 Nov 1917Buenos Aires/Santiago$22,430$23,740 $24,990 $26,940$32,490$37,490$43,530$29,680 $31,240 $1200
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica8 Nov 1929 Nov 1922Buenos Aires$31,530$33,740 $35,490$37,190$45,870$52,830$61,240$42,170 $44,370$1200
Journey to Antarctica28 Nov 199 Dec 1912Buenos Aires$18,350 $19,740 $20,340$21,870$26,550$30,280$35,290$24,680$25,430$1200
Journey to Antarctica8 Dec 1919 Dec 1912Buenos Aires$18,350$19,740$20,340$21,870$26,550 $30,280$35,290 $24,680$25,430$1200
Journey to Antarctica18 Dec 1929 Dec 1912Buenos Aires$19,800 $21,240$21,940$23,730 $28,670$32,630$37,880$26,620$27,450$1200
Journey to Antarctica28 Dec 198 Jan 2012Buenos Aires$19,800$21,240$21,940$23,730$28,670$32,630$37,880$26,620$27,450$1200
Journey to Antarctica7 Jan 2018 Jan 2012Buenos Aires$18,350$19,740$20,340$21,870$26,550$30,280$35,290 $24,680 $25,430$1200
Journey to Antarctica17 Jan 2028 Jan 2012Buenos Aires$18,350 $19,740 $20,340$21,870$26,550$30,280 $35,290$24,680 $25,430$1200
Journey to Antarctica27 Jan 207 Feb 2012Buenos Aires$18,350$19,740 $20,340$21,870$26,550$30,280$35,290$24,680$25,430 $1200
Journey to Antarctica6 Feb 2017 Feb 2012Buenos Aires$18,350 $19,740$20,340$21,870$26,550$30,280$35,290$24,680$25,430$1200
Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands16 Feb 208 Mar 2022Buenos Aires$31,530$33,740 $35,490$37,190$45,870$52,830$61,240$42,170$44,370$1200
South Georgia and the Falklands7 Mar 2023 Mar 2017Buenos Aires/Santiago$22,430 $23,740 $24,990 $26,940$32,490$37,490$43,530$29,680 $31,240 $1200

Note: National Geographic return charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia is an additional AU$1200 per person. This cost includes price includes 1 nights accommodation Buenos Aires (night 1 of the itinerary). If you prefer not to use this charter flight you can meet the ship in Ushuaia on day 2 of the itinerary. Contact us for details.

Voyage price includes bar tab & staff gratuities onboard the National Geographic Explorer as well as kayaking.

National Geographic Explorer Cabins

National Geographic Explorer Category 7

Cat 7 Suite with Balcony Upper Deck #215, 219, 230 – These large cabins with private balconies have either two lower single beds that can convert to an Olympic-sized queen. They have seating areas and can be converted to triples. Bathrooms are generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall, twin sinks and toilet.
Standard Cabin Amenities. The Category 7 suite is 30 square metres.

National Geographic Explorer Category 5

Cat 6 Suite with Balcony Upper Deck #213 – These spacious cabins have private balconies, two lower single beds that can be converted into a queen, a writing desk, chairs, and a TV. Bathrooms are generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall and twin sinks. These suites are 27 square metres.

Cat 6 Suite Veranda Deck #101-102 – These spacious cabins can be converted into triples. They have two lower single beds that can be converted into a queen, a writing desk, chairs, and a TV. Bathrooms are generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall and twin sinks. These suites are 33 square metres.

National Geographic Explorer Category 5 with balcony

Cat 5 with Balcony Upper Deck #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224 – These cabins feature a balcony with sliding glass doors, feature one queen-sized bed, a writing desk and chairs, climate controls, a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. . (Cabin 221 has two lower single beds that can convert to an Olympic-sized queen.) Category 5 suites are 15 square metres.

National Geographic Explorer Category 4

Cat 4 with Window Upper Deck #201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228 – Cabins feature two lower single beds and at least one large window. Cabin 217, 226 & 228 feature one queen-size bed. All cabins feature climate controls, a TV showing the ship’s position and programing. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. The dining room is on this deck and accommodates all guests at once. This cabin is 15.6 square metres.

Cat 4 Veranda Deck #103-104, 107-108 – Cabins feature two lower single beds and at least one large window, climate controls, a TV showing the ship’s position and programing. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. The lounge and chartroom are easily accessible. The lounge is the social heart of the ship, and the chartroom offers direct bow access. This cabin is 16.5 square metres.

National Geographic Explorer Category 4

Cat 3 with Window Main Deck #313-316, 321-328, 337-340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350 – Cabins feature two lower single beds (some can convert to a queen-sized bed), one large window, and two sitting chairs and a small table and ample storage. They have a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. Category 3 (23) is 19.5 square metres.

National Geographic Explorer Category 4

Cat 2 with Window Main Deck #317-320, 335-336 – Cabins feature two lower single beds (some can convert to a queen-sized bed), and one large window. They offer a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom with sink, toilet and a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. Category 2 (6) is 15.9 square metres.

National Geographic Explorer Category 1

Cat 1 Main Deck #301-308.

Cabins feature one or two Portholes. Most cabins feature two lower single beds. Cabins 303-306 feature one queen-sized bed. All offer a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom sink, toilet and a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming.

National Geographic Explorer Solo

Category A Solo, Category B Solo  – 11.7m2 to 12m2

Cat Solo A with Window Main Deck #309-312, 329-334 – These cabins feature one lower single bed and a large window or two portholes, a writing desk, reading lamp, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming.

Cat Solo B with Window Upper Deck #203, 208 – These cabins feature one lower single bed and a large window, a writing desk, reading lamp, bathroom with a roomy glass-walled shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. The dining room and ship’s bow are easily accessible.

Cat Solo B with Window Veranda Deck #105-106 – These cabins feature one lower single bed and a large window, a writing desk, reading lamp, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programing. The lounge and chartroom are easily accessible.

Deck Plan

deck-plan

Ship Details

Lounge and separate bar

Library well stocked with polar books & DVDs

Large dining room

Theatre-style presentation room

Gift shop

Fitness room and massage room

Hot water spa, sauna and plunge pool

For passengers utilising pre-expedition package with charter flights to/from Ushuaia:
Group transfer from airport to hotel in Buenos Aires (only for flight arrival at set time)
1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast and city tour in Buenos Aires
Group transfer from hotel to airport for charter flight to Ushuaia
Transfers from airport to pier for catamaran cruise including lunch

All passengers:
Cabin accommodation aboard cruise as selected
All meals aboard ship throughout your voyage
Non-alcoholic beverages including soft drinks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate as well as light snacks
Services of Expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides
Presentations on history, wildlife, geography, etc.
Zodiac cruises and shore excursions in Antarctica with expedition team
Use of kayaks
A fully-lined windproof, water-resistant parka (note: you are required to provide your own knee-high rubber boots with high-traction soles)
Hairdryer and bathrobes in every cabin
Ushuaia group departure transfer to airport

Staff and Crew: 98

Guests: 148

Lifeboats: 18

Dimensions: Length: 112m Width: 16.5m Draft: 4.74m

Manoeuvrability: Bow and stern thrusters

Speed: 14.4 knots maximum

Built: 1982, Norway

Operator: National Geographic

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